Iron-On, Velcro , Adhesive, oh my! There are so many choices when it comes to choosing the type of backing you would like on your custom patches. We want to make sure that when choosing a backing for your custom embroidered patch that you are well informed about each backing option we offer. Each backing has a different purpose and you will need to determine if you want a permanent backing or a temporary backing.
No Backing (Sew-on)
The no backing is a standard option for 100% embroidered patches. Patches that have no backing are not as bulky or as hardened as custom patches with a backing. This option would be considered a permanent backing. No backing option is particularly popular with bikers, soccer players and girl scouts.
Iron- On Backing
Iron- on backing is a very popular backing option amongst our customers. You can adhere custom insignia to clothing and caps using a house iron. This option is very convenient, because it is faster than sewing on a custom emblem. This option would be consider a permanent option. Please note that iron-on backing doesn’t work with nylon, leather or other synthetic fabrics.
Adhesive backing allows our customers to stick their custom embroidered patches onto clothing or other items for temporary use. We have created many custom logo patches with adhesive backings for many companies and they have used them for promotional purposes. This option works best for a single event, think of it as a custom embroidered patch sticker.
Magnetic backings allows your emblem to become a fridge or locker ornament. This option is great for promotional purposes! We use a magnetic strip that is powerful enough to stick on any magnetic surface.
Velcro Hook or Loop Backing and Velcro Soft and Hard Pile
Velcro Hook or Loop are particularly popular among the police department, military, paintball and airsoft teams. It is a great option if you need to remove and reapply an insignia. The loop backing can be sewn on or ironed onto any uniform or clothing. Velcro backings are a great choice because they are durable and changeable.